Fishing at Fall Creek, New York State

Information about fishing at Fall Creek, New York State. Find out about special fishing regulations, which fish species are present and exact locations and types of waterbody access.

Fishing spot information

Fall Creek Description of Fishery
About Public Fishing Rights
Fall Creek is located in Cayuga and Tompkins Counties and stretches from Lake Como to Ithaca, where it runs into Cayuga Lake. There are 10.9 miles of Public Fishing Rights (PFR’s) along Fall Creek. The upper section of Fall Creek is stocked annually with around 2,500 brook trout (8-9”), and the lower section gets around 5,400 brown trout (8-9”). Brown trout, brook trout and smallmouth bass are the main game fish above Ithaca Falls. Below Ithaca Falls the fishery is a Finger Lakes Tributary fishery where lake run rainbow trout, brown trout, Atlantic salmon and smallmouth bass are the main species.
Fishing Regulations Statewide Angling Regulations apply EXCEPT as noted below: Trout - Any Size, Limit 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”, April 1 - Oct 15 EXCEPT from Rte 38 bridge at Freeville UPSTREAM to bridge at Groton City where season is all year. Black Bass - From Ithaca falls upstream, All year, Any size , Daily limit 5 From Ithaca Falls Downstream Finger Lakes Regulations Apply
Fish Species Present
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Fish Species present

Atlantic Salmon - Brook Trout* - Brown Trout* - Rainbow Trout - Smallmouth Bass

Additional Information

Special Regulations

Types of public access

Shore Fishing - Public Fishing Rights

Public fishing access owner

Public Easement

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